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, a shooting inside johns hopkins hospital. it happened just a short time ago. wjz's andrea fujii is arriving at the scene and has the very latest on what must be a chaotic situation. >> reporter: we are driving to the scene right now. many of these streets are closed off and there's very limited information. this is what we do know. hospital police have confirmed that one doctors was shot inside the nelson building. there are unconfirmed reports also that another man was taken hostage inside that building. apparently this is all happening on the eightth floor. we're waiting for a police officer information to meet us with. what we do know is that one man has shot a doctor inside the nelson building in johns hopkins hospital. we are on our way to the scene to see what the condition of this doctor is and what the condition is of any other people who might have been injured as well. don, back to you. >> thank you. we know a lot of you have connections to johns hopkins hospital. so we'll repeat. a doctor has been shot at johns hopkins hospital and the person has barricaded himself inside a room
hopkins hospital injuring a doctor and killing his mother. >> witnesses describe the chaotic scene as s.w.a.t. and tactical teams move in. >>> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. >> confusion and chaos. a gunman shoots a doctor inside johns hopkins hospital and shoots a relative before taking his own life. derek valcourt is following what happened. mike schuh and andrea fujii have reaction. wjz is live at the scene with the story we've been following since just before noontime. we begin with derek valcourt. >> reporter: it has been a chaotic situation here at one of the country's most prominent hospitals as a gunman was inside his room upset with the care that his mother was receiving, shot his doctor and then later we learned shot himself and his mother. police say 50-year-old warren davis shot a doctor on the eighth floor of the nelson building in the massive johns hopkins hospital complex after he became emotionally distraught over his mother's medical condition. the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room, and mr. davis was last seen running into the r
the suspect was upset about his mother's condition when he shot a johns hopkins doctor and then shot and killed his own mother before taking his life. we know the identity of a doctor who was shot. he was dr. cohen. derek valcourt is following what happened. mike schuh and andrea fujii has reaction. we begin with derek valcourt for an update on the identity of the gunman. >> reporter: police identified him as 50-year-old paul warren hardis of arlington, virginia. he has been responsible for creating hours of chaos here at one of the world's most prominent hospitals. police say just after 11:00 this morning, a patient's son became emotionally distraught as a doctor explained to him his mother's medical condition. the son then pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. >> collapsed outside the doorway of the room, and mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who's confined to the bed. >> reporter: hospital employees were alerted to the danger as dozens of patients and employees were evacuated. police secured the eighth floor as th
the room after shooting his mother's doctor. gunfire inside the johns hopkins building sent people scrambling. the doctor was shot by 50-year- old paul warren pardus. the doctor was trying to explain to pardus his mother's medical condition when pardus became emotionally distraught and shot the doctor. >> was last seen running. >>> the run -- running into the room. >> police s.w.a.t. teams moved in, while trying to allow business to resume. police tried to contact pardus to get him surround but they soon realized he had already shot his mother in the head and took his own life. >> we are treating this case as a -- as a murder sue side and the shooting of this doctor preceding this discovery. >> police say they are treating the eighth floor of that nelson building as a crime seen. the rest of the hospital is open for business as usual. things are slowly returning to normal here at johns hopkins hospital where the security officials say where they will be conducting an intense review. we are live at johns hopkins downtown, derek valcourt. >> thank you. >> our complete coverage contin
hopkins then turns the gun on his mother and himself. >> this is just hard to believe. >> reporter: tonight the investigation, new information on the gunman and exclusive reaction from one man who watched in horror. >> hello i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. >> a man opens fire at john hopkins hospital then barricades himself in a room. we've been following the story since it broke at noon and we've been staying with it live. kai jackson reports on the response, the shooter and the doctor. while jessica cartalia has reaction from a witness. we begin with deric valcourt. >> reporter: the shooters brother is telling wjz news that his mother had rheumatoid arthritis and several complications. when the doctor was explaining that her latest surgery did not go well and she may not walk again, the shooter snapped. >> they just locked everything down. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. team in gear rushed to the scene where dr. david cohen had just delivered news to a patients son who became so distraught with the news that he shot the doctor. >> last seen running into the room, brandishing the h
yesterday and came out last night. he remains in stable condition here at hopkins. it was a kai ottic scene as thing -- chaotic scene as things broke out shortly after 11:00 yesterday. the sprawling medical campus was put on lookdown after police say 50-year-old paul pardus pulled out a gun and shot the doctor in the stomach. he became distraught after being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed doctors failed her, and that's what prompted had imto shoot the doctor. he then shot his mother in the head and turned the gun on himself. it caught a lot of people at the hospital offguard. >> it's scary knowing that someone's on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital. that's where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: metal detectors may have kept pardus from bringing that gun into the hospital. there are more than 80 entrances on the campus and have a metal detector at every entrance would be nearly impossible. still, they will review security procedures. linda so, abc 2 news. >> remember to stay with abc 2 news and abc2news.com for the latest developments on this story
with a mysterious blonde. [ male announcer ] new... ♪ lean pockets culinary creations. >> johns hopkins hospital, a crime scene. a doctor is shoo. theesuspect is dead. >> we they had them on the other side. >> what the shoot heard seconds beffre he opened fire. and why identifying him waa so difficult. >> a pot smoking 2-year-old. and the close family memmer accused f providing the joint. different story for the weekend. when things will clear up in the sky watch forecast. >> held captive in an apartment for a year. how police finally dissovered the crime, and the scam that the kidnappers pulled for months. >> live in high efinition, from wbff tv innbaltimore, this is fox 45 news at 10:00. >> a deadly security breach at one of the world's leading hospitals. >> shooter incident. stay in your office. >> the man brings a gun into johns hopkins. >> right now, they say hat he is locked in one of the rooms. >> i cannot imagine how they are feeling right noo. -> tonight a minute by minute breakdown of what happened. the chaos it caused. drill. >> and the questions about safety it raises tonight. >>
shoots a doctor inside john hopkins hospital. >> it all ended with the gun man and his mother dead. we have team coverage of the crime. we start with joy sse is live outsiie of johns hopkins tonight. joy. >>reporter: jennifer at this point police are still conducting a criminal investigation into tte events that unfolded here at johns hopkins hospitaa earlier eighth floor of the nelson building. hospital immediately went that lock down. technical team moved in. police now say the gunman became iratt after learning his mother was paralyzed following surggry earlier this week. >> mr. r: but she worried about her friends on 88 >> i can't immanuel how they are feeling right now. hopefully they have evacuated the unit. >>repooter: with blocks barricaded by police a routine blood delivery is wheeled in a side entrance. >> whether he to wait in the office just wait until the police told them that it was okay to come out that door. >>reporter: finally there's word. >> i think it is about done. >>reporter: tonight while the hospital gets back to the normal routine, sooe hospital úork
on lockdown sounds like something out of a movie. this was our community and this was hopkins. linda so is live with what happened yesterday. >> reporter: the doctor who was shot is expected to survive. last night, he came out of surgery and is in stable condition. it was a chaotic scene with the whole thing unfolding around 11:00 on thursday. the sprawling medical campus was put on lockdown after police say paul pardus shot the doctor. he became distraught after being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed the doctors failed her and prompted him to shoot the doctor. he then ran into his mother's room, shot her in the head then turned the gun on himself. >> my brother finally contacted her and she said, have i to go, hung the phone up abruptly. but at least we know if she answered the phone she's okay. >> reporter: a metal detector may have kept pardus from bringing that gun into the hospital but there are more than 80 entrances on this campus. it's nearly impossible to have a metal detector at each entrance. still, officials will review the security procedures. linda so, abc 2
from our affiliate in baltimore, wbal-tv. this is johns hopkins hospital. yes, the world renowned johns hopkins hospital. baltimore police are on the scene of a shooting inside the hospital in east baltimore. we understand the shooting took place or at least police received a call at about 11:12 p.m., a little more than a half hour ago of a shooting at the hospital. this is on north wolf street, and the shooting victim is reportedly in critical care right now. we understand that the shooter is actually hiding inside of a patient's room on the eighth floor of the hospital, unclear whether the gunman is related to the patient. we understand that the hospital has been -- has been -- evacuated. that makes all of the sense in the world, obviously, and that information is coming from the associated press. let's recap the situation. we have a shooting inside of johns hopkins hospital. that's east baltimore. we understand the hospital has been evacuated. that's a pretty large campus, too, so that's a sizable evacuation. but again, the shooter is being, is inside of a patient's room on the eight
hopkins hospital, hospital room in baltimore. after they say a gunman shot a doctor and triggered a lockdown at the facility. the doctor operated on the suspect's mother. the mother paralyzed as a result the surgery. the gunman shot a doctor, in his stomach. the doctor is expected to be all right. johns hopkins is in baltimore. one of the state's largest private employers ranked as one of the best hospitals in the country. we are expecting a news conference in minute but first we go to the scene where our reporter is. >>reporter: let me have the photographer pan the street. you can see the mayor and the police commissioner and others coming, about do come down and give the press conference. we will hang on here as i tell you the latest. a source tells fox the wounded dorktd is a spinal doctor here at jobs hopkins and the suspect now is deadly and was upset about a surgery done to his mother that left her paralyzed. we were told the suspect was dead but this turned into a murder-suicide and police confirm that the suspect shot the family member in the room, we assume the mother, bu
floor inside the main building of johns hopkins hospital. witnesses say the city police squad arrived in force with almost reckless abandon, entering and 911 call, a shot fired, and it happened inside one of the most unlikeliest of places, the main building of johns hopkins hospital. city police were not the only ones. i saw homeland security. >> we got a text message saying is there was a shooter. at that time, we all looked out the window and a whole area was blocked off by traffic, and the swat teams for coming in. >> police say around 11:20 a.m., the suspect was being briefed by a doctor about the condition of his mom. >> mr. davis renewed a small -- removed a small, semi-automatic handgun from his waistband area and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor in the lower chest, are of direct -- up abdomen. >> the victim is identified as dr. david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. he suffered non life-threatening injuries. the suspect was barricaded in a room with his mom. >> we were able to see that mr. davis was down on the floor, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and tha
moments after a man with a gun and opened fire on a doctor inside johns hopkins hospital. it is one of the world's premier institutions, but today, security measures are being called into question after amend being briefed on his mother's condition pulled a gun from his waistband and shot the doctor. it is a sprawling campus with more than 40 billings, but the nelson building became a crime scene today. >> we have learned that the doctor, who was shot in the upper abdomen, is in stable condition. the hopkins medical campus is getting back to some normalcy to night after a day the hospital will never forget. at one of the best hospitals in the world, one of the worst things happen. >> there were snipers out in front. we were all locked down. >> a host of police, fire, and swat team member swarmed johns hopkins hospital around 11:00 thursday morning. a man police initially a identified as warren davis was discussing his mother's medical condition with her doctor on the eighth four of the nelson building. for some reason, davis gets upset, pulls out a gun and shoots the doctor, later i
for your friday. megan, back to you. >>> johns hopkins hospital will try to get back to normal today after a gunman shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother before taking his own life. linda so joins with us more on the nerves that have been rattled for hospital staff. linda, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, megan. the good news is the doctor is expected to survive. he spent the day in surgery yesterday and came out last night. at last check, he remains in stable condition at hopkins. it was a chaotic scene just after 11:00 when violence erupted on the eighth floor and was put on lockdown after 50- year-old paul pardus shot david cohen in the stomach. he became distraught after being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed doctors failed her and shot the doctor. he then shot his mother in the head and turned the gun on himself. news had people with relatives working at hopkins scrambling to get to the scene. >> my brother contacted her and said i have to go and hung up the phone abruptly. at least we know if she answered the phone she's okay. >> reporter: a metal detector
hopkins hospital in injury to a doctor and killing his mother and then himself. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins hospital with more details. >> it will be business as usual at the hospital. a gunman opened fire inside what is considered one of the best hospitals in the world. police swarmed johns hopkins following reports that someone had shot a doctor and then barricaded himself inside a hospital room. the suspect was originally identified as warren davis. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway of the room. mr. davis was last seen running into the room brandishing a handgun in the direction of his mother who is confined to the bad. >> police said davis' real name is paul pardus. parts of the hospital were evacuated and on lockdown for some time. police entered the room to find pardus and his mother dead from single gunshot wounds to the had. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicide. >> how was somebody able to get inside the hospital with a gun? he was not searched for weapons. there are no metal detectors at any of the exits and entrances
% %->> fearrduring the shooting at johns hopkins hospital. hear more of the 911 calls. >> this is like the czar of all czars. >> new person appointed to build a consummr protection ageecy. >> dozens of cats found in crates, where investigators said they were being taken. >> and why youumay need a prescription to at this ice3 cream. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news "late edition". >> hello, i am karen parks. >> seven and jeff barnd. first tonight. breaking news out of west baltimore. city police were called to the scene of an assault, at north stricker street nnar pressman in a fight.3 the aunt was taken to the hospital. where she was pponounced dead. it happened just before 8:00 this vening. and of ccurse we will have more informatiin when it is available on this breaking ssory. >> new look tonight at yesterday's shooting at johns hopkins hospital. >> we're hearing of a vivid descriptiin of what it was like inside of the hospital. just a few doors down from where the gunman opened fire. myranda steehens joins us live from east baltimore with some of
by surprise. gunfire at johns hopkins turned to panic and turned to numerous officers and s.w.a.t. team members surrounding parts of the hospital after gunfire left a doctor shot and two people dead. linda so joins us live. >> reporter: the doctor is expected to be okay. he came out of surgery last night and at last check was in stable condition. it all unfolded yesterday morning shortly after 11:00 on the eighth floor of the nelson building. the sprawling medical campus was put on lockdown after 50- year-old paul pardus pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. he became distraught after being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed doctors fail her and that prompted him to shoot the doctor. he then ran into his mother's room, shot her in the head and turned the gun on himself. the violent ordeal caught a lot of people at the hospital off guard. >> it is scary knowing someone's on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: a metal detector may have kept pardus from bringing the gun inside the hospital but there are more than
. a gunman has entered johns hopkins hospital, reportedly shot a doctor, put him in critical condition. we're just getting a report from the associated press that a spokesman for the hospital says the gunman, the shooter, has now been subdued. i want to get right to a crime reporter for the "baltimore sun" on the scene. dustin, what are you learning? >> yeah, we learned that probably about half an hour ago a doctor was shot on the eighth floor of the hospital in a building called the nelson building. listening on the police scanner, what we could pick up is that he may have been in there with a relative. we don't know why he had a gun or why he shot the doctor. but that's the information we have at the moment. >> we also had been hearing that the immediate text that went through was that there was a shooter incident, people should stay in their offices or rooms, lock their doors, until there is an all-clear announced, to stay away from windows, to wait for instructions. did they give an instruction to evacuate? did they begin the evacuation process in the hospital? >> from what i understan
ahead this half-hour. horror at johns hopkins after a murder/suicide inside the hospital. we'll have the latest from this investigation and reaction from the gunman's family that you'll see only here on abc 7. >> thank you so much for being here with us. more on that story in just a moment but we begin with your traffic and weather. every 10 minutes. we have big issues on the beltway already. we're going to talk to them about that. first here is adam. >> we got some berble -- beneficial rain yesterday. a few downpours toward the tail-end of the rain event helped up accumulation in just a few spots. over half an inch in martinsburg. my rain gauge, only .4. 83 the high temperature. gradual clearing this morning becoming mostly sunny. belt way issues, huh, tim? >> that's right. we had an accident that occurred last night. the beltway is still closed. you can see the flashing lights up toward the upper right corner of your screen. even is diverted off the outer loop of connecticut avenue. if you goout, take that over to wisconsin avenue go and back to the beltway from there. if you line
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> >> horror at the johns hopkins spread -- john hopkins. >> a distraught gunmen opened fire shooting a doctor who was trying to treat his mother. only on seven, two exclusives. >> is this a shot? >> yes. >> a local woman who says the doctor is a hero. >> he was my knight in shining armor. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> alive and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11, on your side. >> he was really close to my mind, also. >> the brother of the johns hopkins hospital gunman speaks about the shooting. first, we have new details and reactions from the scene itself. this all unfolded at the johns hopkins top to walk -- hospital in baltimore. we are live with the team coverage. we spoke with a local patient who calls the doctor a hero. we are live in baltimore to break down the investigation. >> we know tonight that the gunman used a different name when he signed hint here at the hospital early this morning. hours later, he was a wanted man. he quickly moved in and the entire eighth floor of
hospitals in the world. but this evening parts of johns hopkins are now a crime scene. after police say a man shot a doctor, then used his gun to kill his mother and himself in her hospital room. good evening, i'm joce sterman, we have been following this story since late this morning and all afternoon. the gun fire erupted around 11:30 a.m. on the north side of hopkins. numerous officers swarmed the facility as the facility sat on lockdown. roosevelt leftwich is outside with a look at what happened. rosy. >> it's been a hectic and dangerous day here on the campus of johns hopkins hospital. here is what we know. a doctor has been wounded, one man is dead along with his mother after what police say was a terrible situation, take a look at some of this video we shot earlier, very chaotic, hectic after what happened here on the 8th floor of the nelson building, this started around a little after 11:00th morning when police say a man was talking to a doctor about his mother's condition. that man has been identified as 50-year-old paul war recollection partif of arlington, virginia. after pa
had setup a command post. but it's been a very hectic day here on the campus of johns hopkins hospital. a gunman opened fire after receiving bad news wounding a doctor. he then barricades himself inside his mother's room and s.w.a.t. teams converged on the nelson building 8th floor here at hopkins. students huddled in small groups as they all wondered if they were going to be safe. it was a terrible and scary 45 minutes for hospital employees. a woman who gave her name as michelle said that when the word spread through her area that everyone just locked the doors and began to pray. >> we did see a lot of police cars, a lot of swat cars, secured guards running around frantic. kind of chaotic, nobody knowing what was going on, appeal priced what the situation was, then eventually they started blocking doors, telling people they couldn't get in, couldn't get out, and as it got crazy. >> reporter: 53-year-old paul warren revis was told by a doctor his mother was paralyzed. they then say he pulled a small caliber hand bun from his belt and shot a doctor in the stomach. he barricade
. >> things will try to return to normal at johns hopkins hospital following yesterday's deadly triple shooting. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> there was a police tape yesterday. it will try to be business as usual today. paul pardus is the suspect. he was upset after receiving medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen, a spinal surgeon at the hospital. we will have more on his condition in a moment. security called city police who responded with a variety of other agencies, including swat teams. for more than two hours, pardus was barricaded in a room with his mother in the nelson building. at one point, parts of the hospital were evaluated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus and his mother were dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicides. >> as for dr. cohen, spent much of the day in surgery for a gunshot wound. we do not have an update on his condition. the bi
johns hopkins hospital. the news he received that may and the calls for help.pen fire. from the people trapped in the building. >> 911, we need 911. >> patricia jesssmy gives up the fight for the state's attorney office. >> i called greg bernstein, and i dvised him that i waa conceding. >> the news that convinced her to concede the race and what she will do whennshe leaves office. >> a glorioussweekknd ahead. how long it will be before we see rain again, in the sky watch forecast. >> and can you lose 50 pounds with just this little patch? the potentially painful place that has to be sewwn on to. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news at 10:00. >> hello, i am jefffbaand. >> and i am karen parks. questions still remain surrounding the shooting at johns hopkins yesterday. >> joy lepola said that police are looking into the events and >> one day after a triple shooting, you find hints of normalcy here at johns hopkins hhspital. >> it is quiet. it is, you know, i think a lot of people want to forget about if. what happened here. kind of move o
of the doctor. in case you have never been to johns hopkins, it is on the east side of town. there are 40 buildings of the campus. it comprises 44 acres. there are about 1000 beds in the hospital. there are more than 50,000 doctors and nurses that work there. the doctor that has been shot we do not have an update. the sugar has been subdued. we will have an update as and -- the shooter has been subdued. will have an update as soon as we get information. >> we want to take a phone call from jennifer williams. she is a patient from the hospital. unfortunately, we lost her a minute ago. we are hearing she is pregnant and was at the hospital for an exam. hopefully, we can get back to her. we were hearing she was reportedly very scared. she was told she could not leave the building, that the gunman was in the building. she was just there for a prenatal exam. you can imagine what was going through her mind. she heard that a patient's son shot a doctor. that is what she was hearing. right now, we're continuing to gather information as we take a live view of the ambulance at the scene. right now,
of the most unlikeliest of places, the main building of johns hopkins hospital. >> city police were not the only ones. >> i saw homeland security. >> we got a text message saying there was a shooter on nelson a.. we all looked out the windows and the whole area was blocked off by cops and the swat teams were coming in. >> 50-year-old paul were partis was being briefed on the condition of his mother. authorities say he became distraught, overwhelmed by what he had learned. >> he removed a small, semi- automatic handgun from his waistband area and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor in the lower chest, upper abdomen. >> the victim is identified as dr. david cohen, an orthopedic surgeon. he suffered non life- threatening injuries. two hours later, the suspect barricaded in the same room with his mom, a member of the police tactical unit sought davis line on the floor and the team entered the room. >> we were able to see that mr. davis was down on the floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and that his mother was also unresponsive in her bed. >> sadly, this ended in a
at johns hopkins hospital in the wake of yesterday's triple shooting police and the hospital's security staff are reviewing what if anything went wrong and how they can improve security on camp you. brian kuebler reports. >> reporter: the day after, and it's back to the relative calm of johns hopkins normal hustle. but more details are coming out about how paul par 'tis was able to critically wound a doctor, kill his mother, then himself just outside and in room 873 of the nelson building. police say he was registered to carry a gun by the state of virginia and legally bought this type of very small handgun a couple of years ago, small enough to easily conceal if police say that was his intent. >> i don't know, we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine coming and visiting his mother that he always had that gun. was this an anomaly in his behavior, while police try to answer that question they investigate security practices. they intrude security officers with baltimore city police officers a partnership that commissioners said worked flawlessly on thursday allowing for the hurr
right now. >> crime scene at johns hopkins hospital. >> a doctor shot. the suspect and a patient dead. side of the police car. >> what the shoot heard just before turning the gun on himseef. >> held captive in this apartment for almost a year. the brutal beatings and the sca3 kidnappers conninued for months. >> a 2-yeaa-old smoking pot. the relative accused of showing the girl how to do it. >> and a new weight-loss proceduree how it could help to shed poonds %-pain.d why it makes eating a >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news "late edition". >> hello again, i am jeff barnd. >> and i am jennifer gilbert. live at johns hopkins hospital in east baltimore. where a gunmannopened fire, and swat teems were called in. >> t happened late this morning, in the nelson uilding. complex. it ended with a doctor shot. the gunmmn's mother dead. and the gunman killing himself. >> jeff, we do know that doctor %-shot in the stomach. cohen. and was rushed into emerrency surgery. the good news tonight, he is expected to survive his injuries. cohen is a faculty orthope
down briefly during the incident. said a change we have breaking developments in the johns hopkins hospital shooting -- >>> we have breaking developments in the hunt johns hopkins hospital shooting. the 911 call has been released. we are still going through the tapes. we will have more from them tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. meanwhile, there are new questions about whether the shooting at johns hopkins could have been prevented. the focus tonight -- security at a hospital. brad bell has been following the latest developments. what is the latest? >> we talked to the police commissioner today. he says he has been going around with his staff about whether or not it could have been prevented. he says he just does not know. he also revealed that even though the ordeal lasted quite a while, the shooting was over in an instant. he believes the gunman shot the doctor, ran right back into his mother's hospital room, anshot his mother, then himself. a debate is ranging -- raging about whether or not yesterday's shootings could have been prevented. >> he set out to do something. nothing cou
>>> the aftermath, police search for answer pes after a man opens fire inside johns hopkins hospital. >> what sparked the violence? i'm don scott. >> i'm jessica kartalija. here is what people are talking about. the unanswered questions following the frightening shooting and lock downed at the world renowned john hopkins hospital. why did the man open fire. wjz stays on the story with complete coverage. mike hellgren stays on the story. >> reporter: good afternoon. the response here a little more than 24 hours ago was massive it was quick, doctor who was shot is still being treated for his injuries. he is expected to survive. hopkins had a series of employee meetings starting at 10:00 to talk about the firsthand response to the tragedy and give those employees an opportunity for counseling after these traumatic events. the sprawling hospital campus was back to normal after a terrifying lock down yesterday that was anything but. paul warren distraught over his mother's prognosis shot her doctor and kill her and himself. >> i was up on the 8th floor. i hear a bang. then i saw
at the hospital. i've seen reporters live at johns hopkins tonight. we begin with mike hellgren. mike? >> reporter: kai, the suspect's brother said his brother simply loved his mom so much and was just distraught about her condition. and somewhat blamed himself for that. he had had a concealed weapons permit out of virginia for the past four years. >> police do not believe paul partis, the man who terrorized johns hopkins hospital, planned ahead of time, to shoot his elderly mother's doctor. >> no one has indicated to me any level of premeditation. again, back to our investigation. i don't know -- we don't know yet if it was in his daily routine, coming and visiting his mother, that he always had that gun. >> investigators say he was distraught over her prognosis. and used a tiny, 32-caliber cal tech semi automatic handgun, like this one, hitting dr. david cohen with a single shot to the stomach, before killing his mom and then himself. >> it's a very, very small weapon. the whole thing could be concealed in the palm of your hand. >> reporter: partis had a permit to carry a concealed weapon in vir
>>> john hopkins hospital glomerulosclerosis a crime scene. why the shot shooter opened fir3 and the dd. 's condition this morning. >>> a minute by minute breakdow3 of what happened, the a ko chaot caused and the questions about safety it raises. >>> two major tea party victories in the primary election, the impact of its3 message to washington. >>> good morning, and welcome to fox 45 morning news on thhs ffiday, september 17th morning. i'm megan gilliland. off. meteooologist steve fertig has s here with us. i don't know if we should say chilly. >> some places are chillier than others.ú >> but it feels cold to me. >> a little moisture in the air, it's 68 ddwntown but some areas toward the west are in the 50s, toward oakland we're3 seeing temperatures in the 50sú there. that'ssnot bad. and we're looking at temperatures that are going to be warming up into the low 80ss3 today, yeah, there's the satellite and radar. we picked up aallttll bit of rain, as much as .10 of an inch downtown and hundrrds at bwi where e hovel lemur. it'-- officially measure. here is the front pushing
. we now know when the trial of a couple accused of the stabbing murder of a johns hopkins researcher will begin. prosecutors say the couple killed the 23-year-old man during a robbery. this was last july. there is evidence at the suspect's, and that ties the couple to the crime. but california man could spend 50 years behind bars for a crash that killed a pitcher for the angels. yesterday, he was found guilty of a hit and run and dui. he ran a red light, killing three people and seriously injuring a fourth. after a deadly shooting at johns hopkins hospital this month, we have good news. one person who was shot has recovered and is going home. a man shot the doctor which touched off a standoff that ended with the shooter killing himself. there are potential dangers in that the city's ever expanding of vacant houses. firefighters came to the scene around 4:00. fortunately, no one was trapped under the rubble, but with so many vacant houses, it is just a matter of time before one of them collapses on top of someone. >> once water gets in them and the walls start to decay, it is just a m
. >> the detectives are working on the leads in the case. >>> the johns hopkins surgeon who was shot by a patient's son a out of the hospital and back home. he was released from hopkins yesterday. a week and a half ago, he was shot by an unhappy patient. the man killed his mother and then himself. >>> and texting and driving is against the law and talking on a hand held phone will be against the law this friday, too. several are gathering to highlight the hands off law. >>> if you're guilty of this, prepare to pay for it. maryland law will make it illegal to use hand held phone devices behind the wheel. when you have a hamburger in this hand and a soda in this hand and you're trying to shift, there's a problem. one, two, three, how you going to shift? i've seen it. >> reporter: this delegate pushed it to be a primary offense. instead the violation was a secondary offense. you have to be pulled over for something else, like running a redleg and a-- red light and guessive driving. some think it's unnecessary. >> most that use cell phones know how to drive. >> >> reporter: most seem to believe it's
at our nation's hospitals. we've got the latest from johns hopkins. >>> under the sea. they can grow to be as big as a bus. whale sharks. more gentle whale their ferocious shark, though. we go underwater for a close encounter with them. >>> plus, wet and wild. they're the hottest parties in las vegas. the sun, the suits, the tunes and the booze draw thousands every day. it's a huge new business for hotels, and it's a "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 16th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and we're going to begin tonight with an astounding and deadly confrontation in a baltimore hospital corridor, where a man upset by his mother's grim prognosis shot the attending doctor, and then killed his mother and himself. and, in a strange twist, this shooting bore an eerie similarity to a "grey's anatomy" episode that aired tonight, meeting fiction in just a horrible way here. in baltimore, authorities are still piecing toge
fire at one of the most respected places in the nation, johns hopkins hospital. he shot a doctor. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins with details. what is the latest? >> the gunman has been identified as paul pardus from virginia. he got upset after receiving some medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot a doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen. after the shooting, security called police who responded with a variety of other agencies. they prodded swat teams. pardus was barricaded inside the room with his mother who was confined to a hospital bed. at one point, parts of the hospital were evacuated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point, we're treating this case as a murder suicide. >> as far as dr. cohen is concerned, he suffered a gunshot wound and spent much of the day in surgery. we do not have an update on his condition. we were told his condition is survivable. a lot of people are asking, how could a governmen
you. >> the shooting iisiie johhs hopkins. >> my worss fear because you are thhnking somebody might be coming ddwn the hallwwy with a gun. >> tte woman feet from he maa who shot a doctor, hhs mother then himself. >> slot machines in maryland.. next week ooening of the location in perryville could be put on hold. >> another beautiful day. we could see uch-needed rain later this week. best chance for showers in my sky watch forecast. >>> and kids and adhd. why more medicine might not be the% answer if original treatmenn is unsuccesssfl. is unsuccesssfl. >>> >> good evening..% >> just down the hall from the killer. woman who was near the gunman at johns hopkins hospital last week shares her terriiying story of survival. >> kathleen tells us the hospptal visitor turned to a higher power for help. >> he says after the shot was fired there was a lot of commotion in the hallway as people ran for cover. she tells us sse started to ray. when she ound herself barricaded in a rrom with 4 other people. when gun man fired shots on the eighth there are of ohns hhpkins hos hospitall
. >> gunman opens fire inside johns hopkins hospital. news hh received that might have convinced him to open fire. >> patricia gives up the fight for the state attorney office. >> i called ray bernstein and i advised him that i was conceding. >>reporter: news that convinced her to concede the race and what she will do when she eeves office. >> beautiful and dry weekend sky watch forecast. >> policc pe beattng caught on -útape. what happened just before this scene and the major changes coming to the police force. police force. >> live in high >> hello. about votes still being counted but long time state attorney is conceding defeat in the close race with attorney bernstein.% >> patricia has been top prooecutor now for 15 years. john standing by live downtown to tell uu about a new era. john? >>reporter: as late as yesterday attorneyy for pat were aising questions about the whole process and whether all tte votesshad been counted. this afternoon she held a news conference to declare this race is officially over. joined by her house and colleagues she annnunced she would no
reconstructive surgery at johns hopkins. now we don't know exactly how this dootor was involved in the but what we do know is that he was out of the hospital room today, talking with paul pardus. telling aul pardus about the condition of his mother, and apparently, according to hospital staff, talking about his mother being paralyzed. and, again, it was after that troubling news that this all started. around 11:11 this morning on the eighth floor of the nelson building here. paul pardus shot dr. cohen and barricaded himself in the mother's hospital room. hospital was immediately put on swat teams and fbi agents wasted no time to get into position,,on the ground and in the air. so i sat for an hour.cured. >> what thoughts were running through your head at that point? >> like he could tty to get in. i was actually kind of scared. >> everybody issscared. -he atieets were scaredd nobody knows what is going on. >> now, arouud 1:30. happened iiside of the hospital room. they found paul pardus shot in the head. he was dead on the floor. and they aaso foond his mother, with gunshot wound to her hea
not in custody. you are looking at a picture of johns hopkins hospital cht this is a huge, huge complex there. it is one of the largest employers in the state, a huge complex where a short time ago, a man, for unknown reasons right now, shot a doctor. a man was in the hospital and shot a doctor. that doctor's condition now has been upgraded. he appears to be in stable condition. non-life threatening injuries now. police officers said in fact, the doctor, you're going to be shot, you're in the right place because you're at johns hopkins university, the hospital rather, where you can get some treatment. the gunman right now, still on the loose. the reasons for the shooting right now, still not known. we're seeing pictures here. this is on wolfe in particular. the street there in baltimore where this took place. again, this is a huge, huge complex. we've been going back and forth for the past hour or so, there were reports that in fact, this incident was actually wrap up. that the suspect was in custody. police came out a short time later and said that is not the case. the key here is that they
four long and intense hours on the eighth floor at john hopkins university hospital in baltimore have ended with two people killed. a gunman allegationedly shot a doctor before barricading himself inside a room with the police -- with a patient that police believe was a relative. the gunman then killed the relative before taking his own life. the police hasn't said who the shooter was, but there's speculation he was angry because he didn't think his mom was getting good care. clint van zandt is a former criminal profiler. he joins me live via skype. what strikes you, clint? >>. >> well this has every potential of being a tragedy. some reports say the care his mother she received the that he had initially threatened to jump out of the window in the presence of a doctor. then he produce ad gun, shot a medical doctor, one of about 1,700 full-time positions at that hospital. wound up barricaded in the room with his relative. police cleared the floor, try to talk with him, and then there came a time, chris, where unbelievably he turned the weapon on his relative, shot and killed the r
. this happened after a doctor gave bad medical news to the son of a patient here at johns hopkins. that caused the suspect to snap. frenzied few hours inside and outside the 8th floor of the building. >> they just locked everything down. >> reporter: the s.w.a.t. teams and battle gear race to the scene and the surgeon had just delivered bad news to a 50- year-old, about his mother's condition. and police say he game distraught and pulled out a handgun and shot the doctor. >> last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: the doctor was rushed into surgery with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. the police evacwaited the particular and scram -- and scrambled to get the gunman. i work at the hospital. we got a message that we had to go in the offices and shut and long lock the doors. >> i was about to leave and they said, get back and they secured us for half an hour in the lobby. >> reporter: the police found pardus and his mother both shot dead. two work -- to workers, it's a sobering reminder that one of the best
did this because he felt so bad for his mother. he believes his brother, the infamous johns hopkins shooter did everything because he couldn't watch his mother suffer anymore. >> he tried to be with her and do as much as he could. >> gibson said for the last few years, chronic back pain kept his mother, jean davis in and out of hospitals. pardus was the one to take her to specialists for her pain. >> the operation was unsuccessful and i guess he thought she probably wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> gibson and pardus' neighbors say he was not a violent man but rather a devoted son going to medical school at one point to help. >> he wanted to stay with her as much as he could. >> in the end, pardus was with his mother. leaving gibson to cope with the loss of both. >> i've lost my mom and my brother. >> pmp ardus worked as a metro assets driver driving around the elderly. his family told us they were aware he had a hand gun but did not think he would ever use it in this way. >> thanks for that report. coming up we'll hear from a patient of the doctor shot in baltimore. >> now
talking about the shooting inside johns hopkins hospital last week. we have an updrat on the doctor's conditions and we're hearing from one of his patients. andrea fujii is live outside the hospital. >> reporter: the doctor's condition has steadily improved sense he was shot on thursday here at johns hopkins. his condition has been upgraded from fair to good. >> 911. we need 911. there's a shooting on nelson eight. >> there's a shooting on the eighth floor. >> reporter: a triple shooting at the hands of the man upset with his mother's surgery. before paul pardus shot his mother and himself, he shot dr. david cohen. >> he was my knight in shining armor. that's why i was devastated to hear. >> reporter: his former patients, including susan revello said colen is an excellent doctor. revello was injured in a car accident adjust want -- >> i just want him back on his feet. >> reporter: a complete review of security protocols are already underway. >> i think they deserve a lot of praise. >> reporter: rog winegold is the founder of the falseston group which helps organizations bounce back
johns hopkins in baltimore with late detas. aaron? >> reporter: we can tell you that the polic scene has just cleared on the perimeter of the hospital grounds. the road is back open. most of the police vehicles have left the area. the suspect initially in this incident, warren davis, 50 years old, we're told, shot himself and his mother inside her hospital room at the hospital. take lo at some video we got a bit earlier at the scene as it developed. about 11:45, the baltimore city police officers converged on johns hopkins university hospil after reports of a doctor having been shot by a man with whom he was discussing the condition of his mother. at that point we're told that policestarted to build their presence outside the hospital. began a tactical situation, bringing in s.w.a.t. team officers, trying to assess the situation and ahort time before they were able to make any sort of moves, they were able to tell by looking into the room that the man and his mother o was a patient in the hospital were deceased. take a listen to the police commissioner in baltimore. >> mr. davis was rece
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which comes on the heels of last thursday's shooting inside johns hopkins. the commissioner told everyone there is room for improvement. >> the commissioner's meeting was all about security at local colleges, universities, hospitals, and more. he wants to make sure everyone has a specific plan is a crisis happens on campus or other areas of the city. the commissioner is very pleased with the response from not only the baltimore police department but johns hopkins is security after last week's shooting. the department is still investigating and reviewing protocol. in the meantime, they want to make sure they have plans in place at all the local colleges and universities. they want to meet three times per year with security directors. he wants there to be regular grills for situations like mass evacuation did a shooter on campus. >> the commissioner met with all the heads of security. the good news is that they all have security plans. we need to do a better job to make sure we are communicating in the same way. the same way we talk at the university of baltimore, loyola, and johns
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